The UK motor trade had an exceedingly difficult April as far as new and used car sales go. The sales of new car registrations from the same period last year dropped by 97 per cent after lockdown measures were introduced to protect the public from covid19.
No business in the United Kingdom has been untouched by the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been described by Prime Minister Boris Johnson as, “the worst public health crisis for a generation.”
Engine size, or capacity, can be a cause of confusion for prospective buyers of both new and used cars. Engine size is typically measured in cubic centimetres (cc), it describes the total volume of air displaced by one full stroke of the pistons as they sweep up and down inside the vehicle engine cylinders.
You don’t need to be a motor trade expert to know what the services of an automotive glazing technician include. However, to get a better insight into what they do or how you can become one, below is a useful overview of the role.
Do you want to be a MOT Vehicle Examiner? A career within the motor trade as a MOT vehicle examiner is a very interesting role, but also one that carries certain responsibilities.
Car valeters are responsible for cleaning the inside and outside of motor vehicles to keep them looking in top condition. You could be based inside or outdoors, working in a garage, car showroom or vehicle workshop, or could even be a mobile valeting unit. Either way, the duties and responsibilities are likely to include some, if […]
How to Become a Parts Advisor Although there are various qualifications which can be obtained for this position, no formal one is required, allowing anyone with an interest and experience in the motor trade to become a Parts Advisor.
On May 25th 2018, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation comes into force. It promises to have a major impact on working practices for all UK businesses, with the motor trade as much affected as any other industry. So, what is GDPR, and what effect may it have on the motor trade industry?
Whether you’re researching possible careers in the motor trade or simply want to find out who does what at your local dealership before buying your next car, you’ll almost certainly come across the term “dealer principal”. So, what does a dealer principal’s role involve, and what experience and qualifications do you need in order to […]
Not every profession in the motor trade involves getting oil on your hands. From desk jobs to designers, insurance policy providers and dealership salespeople, there’s a great many roles available. One person that does get down and dirty with the vehicles is the Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technician.